Mobile X-ray business
By Custom Trailer in Blog
This is news from a few years ago but it just goes to show that the idea of mobile health care services is a great one for South Africa – and Africa as a whole.
Mobile X-ray business wins
by Staffwriter on 17 November 2015 in News
“In the wake of Global Entrepreneurship Week, budding entrepreneur, Lebohang Selloane, has been named the winner of the 2015 Business Partners /SME Toolkit Global Entrepreneurship Week’s Business Plan Competition for Aspiring Young Entrepreneurs at an awards ceremony held in Johannesburg this morning.
Now in its 6th year, the competition seeks to equip passionate and enthusiastic youth with the knowledge to turn their business idea into a reality. Aspiring entrepreneurs – between 18 and 35 – were encouraged to submit their business idea and attend one of nine regional workshops across the country to learn the complexities of compiling a business plan and managing the many functions of running a business. Following this, each young entrepreneur was invited to submit a formal business plan to a judging panel.
Selloane, based in the Free State, is a Diagnostic Radiography graduate who is currently pursuing her MBA. The 28 year-old’s winning idea is based on an onsite mobile X-ray services business called Visionary X-rays. The business will provide onsite mobile tuberculosis (TB) screening services, by making use of X-ray equipment installed inside a trailer, to employees and family members of businesses operating in the mining, manufacturing and construction sectors, who are prone to occupational lung diseases and are residing in areas considered “unreachable” with little or no access to quality healthcare services.
Petro Bothma, Group Enterprise Development Manager at BUSINESS/PARTNERS, says that the competitive advantage of the business model is that it will provide unlimited access to its customer as, unlike clinics and hospitals, it will not be fixed in one place.”
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